For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts
, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants; so Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.
At first sprouts
out a kind of seed or capsula, of a shape not unlike the scabbard of a scimitar, which they cut, and place a vessel under, to receive the liquor that drops from it; this drink is called soro, and is clear, pleasant, and nourishing.
During the night, the gold piece sprouts
, grows, blossoms, and next morning you find a beautiful tree, that is loaded with gold pieces."
Seeds had fallen in crevices in the vast walls; the seeds had sprouted
; the tender, insignificant sprouts
had hardened; they grew larger and larger, and by a steady, imperceptible pressure forced the great stones apart, and now are bringing sure destruction upon a giant work that has even mocked the earthquakes to scorn!
AN OWL, in her wisdom, counseled the Birds that when the acorn first began to sprout
, to pull it all up out of the ground and not allow it to grow.
"He will sprout
very soon," said the Prince, "and grow into a large bush, from which we shall in time be able to pick several very good sorcerers."
But in spite of all this, the soldiers of Denisov's squadron fed chiefly on "Mashka's sweet root," because it was the second week that the last of the biscuits were being doled out at the rate of half a pound a man and the last potatoes received had sprouted
I've been working like forty horses ever since this blamed panic set in, and all the time some of those ideas you'd given me were getting ready to sprout
. Well, they sprouted
this morning, that's all.
"For example, by all their common and familiar performances--throwing large objects into the air which never come down; causing plants to sprout
, grow visibly and blossom, in bare ground chosen by spectators; putting a man into a wicker basket, piercing him through and through with a sword while he shrieks and bleeds, and then--the basket being opened nothing is there; tossing the free end of a silken ladder into the air, mounting it and disappearing."
It domineered above them so, that all their bodings, doubts, misgivings, fears, were fain to hide beneath their souls, and not sprout
forth a single spear or leaf.
They found the ashes scattered by the wind, but the peas and lentils had sprouted
, and grown sufficiently above the ground, to guide them in the moonlight along the path.
"There are many seeds of thought in my head, but they do not sprout